Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Species Canthigaster solandri (Richardson, 1845)

Netted Puffer, Solander's Toby


Randall (1997) excluded Canthigaster solandri from Australia, indicating that C. papua replaced that species in Australia, however, photos from R. Kuiter (1996) suggest both species occur in Australia and further studies are needed of Australian material to determine distribution of the two species.




New South Wales, Queensland

Extra Distribution Information

Northern QLD to Sydney, NSW; tropical, Indo-west-central Pacific

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Central Eastern Shelf Province (38), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Ecological Descriptors

Coral reef, inshore.


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
TETRAODONTIFORMES 28-Apr-2014 ADDED Dr Doug Hoese (AM) Dr Matthew Lockett (AM)